Since our foyer is small we were thinking that maybe a storage bench would take up too much space. I love that this design provides drawer storage and a place to sit to put shoes on that are both built right into the wall! We’d be able to keep the foyer as uncluttered as possible:
Karl Champley (who wrote the article) said this, “Before doing any demolition, I checked to see if any mechanical systems ran through the walls—and found an air-conditioning return to watch out for.” The only way I can think to do this is to cut a small hole and peek around with a flashlight to see if any plumbing or electrical lines are in that space.
Since we’ll have leftover wainscoting from our guest room makeover we can definitely use the idea of adding it on the drawer and inside the seating area shown below:
Thanks Karl and Popular Mechanics for this wonderful spacesaver and storage idea! We can’t wait to get started on this project.